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THE NEW MILL IS HOME!
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:18:42 PM »
After being without a sawmill for just shy of two months I finally got the new mill this past Monday. Me and my dad made the 7 hour trip from TN to Indy to pick her up.  My last mill was a Hyd LT35 with a 25hp Kohler engine.
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LT40 Wide
35hp Yanmar Diesel
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Remotes/Command center.

Lots to learn on the new sawmill which I hope to get fired up on the morning. Here is a video showing some of the mill set up and the first log I cut on the mill. The first time I sent the head toward the log I tried to walk with the log ;D I was so use to walking with the mill that the new remote will be something I have to train my muscle memory to get use to operating.




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Re: THE NEW MILL IS HOME!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:24:52 PM »
Congrats!  Looking forward to some good milling vids on your channel.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 10:26:38 PM »
Congratulations. You've got a good one.
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Re: THE NEW MILL IS HOME!
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 10:35:53 PM »
Congratulations. You've got a good one.
Forgot to mention thanks to @YellowHammer and @POSTON WIDEHEAD for the Diesel recommendation and helping me spec out the new sawmill. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 10:41:57 PM »
Congratulations - did the same thing the first time I ran a command control mill, took one big step and "Thumped" my chest right into the control box!  
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 10:52:21 PM »
Congratulations - did the same thing the first time I ran a command control mill, took one big step and "Thumped" my chest right into the control box!  
It was the second pain of the day for me, the first one was writing the check for the sawmill, the second was the bruise on my chest. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 10:52:36 PM »
Im happy for you.
With a 2 year warranty go ahead and tear up something. 😂😂😂
Youll love life better now!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 11:04:46 PM »
Wooohooo Nathan!
Way to go man.
Good choice and many happy hours exploring the new possibilities.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 11:35:59 PM »
Nathan,

   Congratulations. That tunnel sure looked like on on I-77 down at the WV/VA line.

   I ran an LT50 an hour or so to show a guy how to operate one and my big problem with the autoclutch was not having a manual clutch arm to hold on with my right hand like I do on my LT35 so I'd rest it on the control box and my thumb would rest on and move the speed controller making me go faster or slower than I wanted.

   You will have to make some big adjustments in your process now. Like you mention not walking beside the mill. Maybe is where you unload the lumber with the drag back. I always unload off the other end but if the mill brought the lumber to me obviously I would have to change that. Great looking new mill. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing a bunch of wide slabs coming off now.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 06:28:41 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 07:16:02 AM »
Picking up that remote and carrying it along with you as you walk beside the mill is not how that whole set-up was designed :D
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 07:21:37 AM »
Now you can get back to making awesome more videos!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 07:39:20 AM »
Congrats Nathan!  8)  I think the sweet sound of that diesel firing up this morning woke me up this morning.  :D :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 08:45:58 AM »
Congratulations Nathan on taking this next huge step in your sawing career.  8)
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 09:15:38 AM »
Cool!!! Wide heads must RULE!!! I cudda sure used one the other day.... Congrats. ;D ;D
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 09:29:17 AM »
Congrats Nathan. I am sure you will be wide open in no time after you get used to the new bells and whistles.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2019, 09:51:36 AM »
Congrats Nathan! Looking foward to seeing some awesome new videos with the new mill.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 10:06:53 AM »
Cool.  This means wider slabs, which means bigger, heavier logs and slabs to move.  
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 10:08:48 AM »
Looks like you've got enough land that you could build 3 or more solar kilns for slabs.  I think YellowHammer likes to do slabs in the solar kiln.
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2019, 10:43:34 AM »
Thumbs Up Nathan!!!!
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